Category: South America Leaders
Iván Duque Márquez, 33rd President of Colombia

President of Colombia

Iván Duque Márquez, 33rd President of Colombia (since Aug 8, 2018) Born August 1, 1976. He is a Colombian politician, banker and lawyer who is the current President of Colombia, in office since 7 August 2018. Formerly, he served as a senator. He was the presidential candidate for the Democratic Centre Party for the...Read More »

Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela

President of Venezuela

Nicolás Maduro, President of Venezuela (elected on Apr 14, 2013; re-elected on May 20, 2018 with 67.8% of the vote) Nicolás Maduro Moros (Spanish pronunciation: [nikoˈlaz maˈðuɾo ˈmoɾos]; born 23 November 1962) is a Venezuelan politician who is the current President of Venezuela. He was previously the Vice President of Venezuela and the Minister of...Read More »

Mario Abdo Benítez, President of Paraguay

President of Paraguay

Mario Abdo Benítez, 51st President of Paraguay (elected on Apr 22, 2018) Mario Abdo Benítez (born 10 November 1971) is a Paraguayan politician. A former president of the Senate of Paraguay, as the presidential candidate of the Colorado Party in the 2018 elections, he has won the presidency and will take office in August....Read More »

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica

President of Costa Rica

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica (elected on Apr 1, 2018) Carlos Alvarado Quesada (San José, January 14, 1980) is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist and politician and the President-elect of Costa Rica. He previously served as Minister of Labor and Social Security. Alvarado has a Bachelor’s degree in communication and...Read More »

Sebastián Pinera, President of Chile

President of Chile

Sebastián Pinera, President of Chile (re-elected on Mar 11, 2018) Born December 1, 1949. Piñera was born in Santiago to Magdalena Echenique Rozas and José Piñera Carvallo who worked for CORFO and was Chile’s ambassador to Belgium and to the United Nations. His maternal lineage is of Basque descent and his paternal lineage is...Read More »

Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador

President of Ecuador

Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador (Elected on Apr 2, 2017) Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés (born 19 March 1953) is an Ecuadorian politician who is the President-elect of Ecuador. He served as Vice President from 2007 to 2013, serving under President Rafael Correa. On 1 October 2016, he was nominated as the candidate for Correa’s...Read More »

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega Saavedra, President of Nicaragua (re-elected on Nov 6, 2016 with 72.5% of the vote)   Born in La Libertad, Nicaragua, on November 11, 1945, to middle-class parents who were actively opposed to Nicaragua’s dictator, Anastasio Somoza, Ortega was first arrested for his political activities at the age of 15. During the early 1960s,...Read More »

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru

President of Peru

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru (Elected on Jun 5, 2016 with 50.1% of the vote. Turnout is 80.1%) He previously served as Prime Minister of Peru from 2005 to 2006. Kuczynski worked in the United States before entering Peruvian politics. He held positions at both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund before being...Read More »